New frontier for climate action by cities

New frontier for climate action by cities
Cities could play a much bigger role in cutting carbon, addressing up to twice as many emissions, if they joined together to tackle the climate impact of their consumption and influence global supply chains.

In the case of beef, responsible for almost 10% of global emissions, we show that collaboration between groups of cities across the world could lower the climate impact of their beef consumption by over 60%.

Our infographic highlights the key findings of the report
See the full analysis: City consumption: the new opportunity for climate action
Press release 

Funding nature's recovery

Funding nature's recovery
The government's 25 year environment plan is an extraordinary statement of government ambition. Our new report with the National Trust shows how farmers and businesses can take advantage of the new environmental land management system and make it work for mutual benefit - and nature's recovery. 

Funding nature's recovery: how new public spending can unlock private investment
 

 

Championing climate leadership

Building the political mandate for climate action
Championing climate leadership
To coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, we have published the results of new research into the attitudes of MPs to climate action, providing an insight into what’s needed to develop a stronger political mandate.
 
Using these insights, we are launching the next phase of our Climate Leadership programme helping politicians to understand climate impacts, and work with citizens to develop the right policies to meet the ambitions of the Climate Change Act, through the next decade and beyond.

Building the political mandate for climate action 
Find out more about the Climate Leadership programme 

Net zero action needed now

Four key policies to make net zero possible by, or before, 2050
Net zero action needed now
In this slide pack, we look at how the UK can make rapid progress towards net zero by acting now. We show that doing so is both readily achievable and desirable. We show that the government can pledge to end climate change within a generation, and set this goal into law. In doing so, it should act to cut emissions now, and continue to support innovation to enable longer term emissions reductions. 

Our assessment is that getting on track to net zero by 2050 could be done via four straightforward policies. Aiming for net zero by 2045 would be harder and waiting until after 2032 to act would be a mistake.

How the UK can stop contributing to climate change
Read our press release

By popular demand: what people want from a resource efficient economy

By popular demand: what people want from a resource efficient economy
To make a successful transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy, businesses and governments need to understand what people value and want from the products and services they use. 

Our new report presents findings from research carried out by the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP) on public attitudes towards policies intended to improve resource efficiency. Significantly, the research shows that measures offering the biggest carbon savings, and over which the government has most control, are those that are most popular with the public.

By popular demand: what people want from a resource efficient economy
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